Police have arrested a suspect accused of murder after a shooting claimed the life of a man investigators believe was an unintended victim of the violence in Hartford early Wednesday morning.
The investigation began when officers responded to that shooting around 1:48 a.m. after receiving a ShotSpotter activation of gunfire. When they arrived to the area, they said they found a man in his 20s who had fled south on Bedford Street. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot.
While searching the area, officers found Siddhartha Lake-Sudan, 37, of East Hartford, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators said it appears that Lake-Sudan may have been an unintended target.
Detectives investigating the shooting developed leads on a vehicle that may have been used during the crime. They spotted the vehicle on the city's C-4 system of surveillance cameras around 10:30 and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver sped off, leading officers on a chase, according to police.
The chase ended a short time later with the suspect vehicle crashing into an SUV at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Sigourney Street.
Police took two people from the car into custody. Investigators later identified the driver, 25-year-old Chan Williams-Bey Jr., as their murder suspect. Williams-Bey is charged with murder, first-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit. He is currently being held on a $1.75 million bond.
A passenger in the vehicle is not facing charges at this time.
This mark's the 20th homicide in Hartford this year.